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Jackie Martindale JacqJacqAttack

First post: Apr 28, 2022 Latest post: Aug 23, 2023
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Last update: March 26th, 2023

Hi, I’m Jackie and I’m fighting stage 4 rectal cancer. While I’m getting older, I’m part of the disappointing new wave of Early Onset Colorectal Cancer (EOCRC) - symptoms started at age 43, diagnosed at 47, treatment began 2018. My three goals with this site are:

1) Keep loved ones apprised of my progress

2) Educate people as fast as possible to avoid others landing in my situation

3) Encourage awareness and donations for finding better treatments and ultimately a cure so no one has to go through this again.

Key links you may find helpful…

LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES, if you don’t have and don’t want to get colorectal cancer:

RESOURCES for those newly diagnosed with cancer and/or colorectal cancer, specifically:

CHEMO EXPERIENCE for those about to go through FOLFOX for CRC:

RADIATION EXPERIENCE for those about to go through 3D-CRT radiation for CRC: